Norris Centers has announced that The Ark, a new mixed-use venue in the Katy area at 21402 Merchants Way, Katy, will open soon. The 3,200-square-foot ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floors. Norris owns and operates five venues in Central Texas, with locations in Austin, San Antonio and Dallas. This is the third location in the Greater Houston area. 346-396-4040.